WOFD leads CPR certification course for local Scouts

WOFD leads CPR certification course for local Scouts

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Fire Department, utilizing curriculum from the American Heart Association, held a CPR certification course for West Orange Girl Scout Troop 20207 and Boy Scout Troop 2 on June 9. In support of the department’s ongoing relationship with Scouting, the course was delivered specifically to these young men and […]

Benitez has hearing before Judicial Conduct commission

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — An attorney for the Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct has requested that Bloomfield Chief Magistrate Wilfredo Benitez be publicly reprimanded for his conduct during his 2016 arrest by NJ state troopers. Maureen Bauman, the disciplinary attorney for the Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct, made her recommendation at a May 23 committee hearing for […]

First Orange homicide of 2018 unreported by ECPO and OPD

ORANGE, NJ — According to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, a homicide occurred in Orange on Mother’s Day, although an official press release about the incident was not issued to the media. The ECPO handles all homicides in Essex County, regardless of individual departmental jurisdiction, and normally works in conjunction with local law enforcement. Members […]

LMS 8th-grader champions road safety, brings change

LMS 8th-grader champions road safety, brings change

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Pedestrian beacon signals were recently installed on Kelly Drive thanks to the efforts of a Liberty Middle School eighth-grader and a petition he started that amassed 395 signatures in support of the safety measure. Soham Bhatnagar decided to start the initiative while researching a school project on traffic safety. The project […]

Achieve Foundation celebrates 20 years of excellence

Tutors and students see gains from Achieve Foundation

Achieve Foundation celebrates 20 years of excellence

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Achieve Foundation hosted a nostalgic celebration highlighting 20 years of resounding success with the Achieve Volunteer Tutor Program and also the retirement of founding Executive Director Deborah Prinz at the Orange Lawn Tennis Club in South Orange on June 5. The event, “Wine Tasting and Conversation,” featuring Hank Zona of The […]

SHP presents diplomas to 233 graduates

SHP presents diplomas to 233 graduates

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Sunday, June 3, at Seton Hall University’s Walsh Auditorium in South Orange, Seton Hall Preparatory School conducted the school’s 158th commencement exercises, presenting diplomas to 233 graduates. SHP President Msgr. Michael E. Kelly and Headmaster Msgr. Robert E. Harahan presented the school’s most cherished award, the Archbishop Thomas A. Boland […]

Orange City Council has first hearing on 2018 proposed budget

ORANGE, NJ — The Orange City Council’s first hearings on Mayor Dwayne Warren’s Calendar Year 2018 Budget proposal was Friday, June 8, inside Council Chambers. South Ward Councilwoman Jamie Summers-Johnson and at large Councilwoman Adrienne Wooten were both absent. The Orange Police Department, with Director Todd Warren; Legal Department, with city attorney Eric Pennington; and […]